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Euripides : Iphigenia at Aulis: Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology - Pantelis Michelakis


Iphigenia at Aulis: Re-Reading Early Medieval Archaeology

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Iphigenia at Aulis dramatises the myth of Iphigenia, the young virgin sacrificed by her father Agamemnon at the start of the expedition against Troy. The ongoing debates around Iphigenia's voluntary sacrifice, the corruption of the play's moral universe, and the corruption of its text make Iphigenia at Aulis one of Euripides' most intriguing and challenging plays. This Companion provides a summary of the plot, discusses the characters and main themes of the play, examines its mythological background, and explores the cultural, political, institutional, and theatrical contexts within which it was originally composed and performed. It also maps the changing fortunes and meanings of the play and outlines the history of its interpretations on page, stage, and screen.

A summary of the playp. 11
Mythp. 21
Charactersp. 31
Themes and issuesp. 47
Religionp. 61
Politicsp. 73
Performancep. 83
Receptionp. 105
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ISBN: 9780715629949
ISBN-10: 0715629948
Series: Duckworth Companions to Greek & Roman Tragedy
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 9th March 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1